Published on January 29th, 2014 | by Alex Skerratt
Moffat Congratulates Big Finish For Awards Success
Over the years, Big Finish has done a ‘sound’ job at keeping the Doctor Who legacy alive, and in January 2014, it achieved recognition at the BBC Audio Drama Awards for its Eighth Doctor adventure Dark Eyes.
But Aunty Beeb wasn’t the only person wishing to congratulate the team on their hard work. Script supremo Steven Moffat also came forward to praise Big Finish for its recent success…
I am completely thrilled, I am air-punching. In the wilderness years, when Doctor Who was off the air, Big Finish did so much to keep the legend alive in the hearts and minds of the fans. Now, in this time of Who abundance, it is beyond exciting to see their excellent work recognised. Hopefully this award will bring the Big Finish audios to the attention of an even wider public. Recently, on TV, we saw how the Paul McGann Doctor died – now it’s time to find out he lived.
Given the subtle nods to Big Finish in Moffat’s recent The Night of the Doctor minisode, these latest comments may come as no surprise to some fans. Nevertheless, it is heart-rending to see one of Doctor Who’s most prolific and influential writers speaking with such affection for the sometimes ‘humble’ world of audio.